Crimes of Violence: Public Transport

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of violence against public transport staff were recorded in Greater London in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark PPS (Rt Hon Ed Balls, Secretary of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

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With regards to National Rail, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and Croydon Tramlink, this information is held by the British Transport Police who can be contacted at:

British Transport Police,

25 Camden Road,




Incidents on other public transport in London are dealt with by the Metropolitan Police and not the British Transport Police.

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Ian Seale
Posted on 23 Oct 2008 10:41 am (Report this annotation)

So the Government don't know. Astonishing!
You'd think, with their multitudes of policies which penalise the motorist and their stated desire to get more people to travel by public transport, that they would have a handle on this sort of thing.
But what, exactly, has this government got a handle on?